At the Android event slated for October 29, Google is expected to announce its upcoming operating system Android v4.2 and a handful of other devices. One of these devices includes a high end tablet called the Nexus 10 that seemingly boasts of a very high resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels with around 300 pixels per inch (ppi). Senior Vice President of Engineering at Google, Vic Gundotra, has recently posted an image on his Google+ account and in the image details we can see that the device used to capture the image is the Nexus 10.
In a related report, Android Central states, “It's shot at 2048×1536 — or 3.1MP — resolution (which seems low and likely is a G+ resize, especially given that these pics look pretty darn good), and the camera type clearly says “Nexus 10”.
Image of Nexus 10 on Google+
Here is a quick look at the supposed specifications of the Nexus 10:
- 10.1-inch display with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 and 298.9 ppi
- Wi-Fi, NFC
- Bluetooth 4.0
- 5-megapixel rear-facing camera with a front facing camera
- 16GB internal storage (other options possible)
According to a recent report, the Nexus 10 features a Samsung-built Exynos 5250 1.7GHz dual-core processor with a Cortex-A15 architecture and Mali-T604 GPU. This is the same processor used in Google’s latest Chromebook. The report claims that t benchmarks better than the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro and Apple A6 SoCs. The tablet has 2GB of RAM.
As of now, it is expected that the tablet will be available with only 16GB of internal memory and no expansion capabilities via a MicroSD card slot. There is no word on whether there will be multiple storage options available at the time of its launch.
As per the report, the author stated, “Google is relying heavily on their new Drive and Play Store infrastructures for cloud storage, whether Android fans like it or not. We were thinking Drive might come pre-installed on this device, but that’s not the case (at the moment). The display is an incredible feat for Samsung. At 2560 x 1600 pixels, it far surpasses the Apple iPad’s “Retina Display” in resolution. We’re told the display measures 10.1-inches. That means we’re looking at approximately 298.9 pixels-per-inch, dwarfing Apple’s 263.92 on the third-generation iPad.”
As for the design, the rear of the Nexus 10 is believed to have a brushed aluminium feel. The edges are believed to be rubber coated while the overall build feels extremely thin and light.
The first images of the upcoming tablet from Google will be co-manufactured by Samsung and as expected, it will run on the upcoming Android v4.2 platform. The report had confirmed that Google will follow the Jelly Bean branding with this update as it is expected not to be a major one.
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